Barcelona, May 13 (BNA): With the top spots in the Spanish League almost completely settled, the drama is at the bottom of the standings.
Five teams – Getafe, Granada, Cadiz, Mallorca and Alaves – are all trying to avoid the 18th and 19th places and join Levante, who have already been confirmed relegation, in Serie B next season.
Mallorca and Alaves are currently in third and need to fix the rivals in the last two matches to stay on top.
All matches with no traces in the standings will be played at the same time on Sunday, according to the Associated Press.
Getafe enters the penultimate round in the desperate group’s best position. The team that Quique Sánchez Flores helped turn around when he returned for the third task in charge needs just one point from the remaining two games.
First, Getafe faces a tough test at home against a Barcelona team that is still looking for second place. The runner-up earned a spot in the Spanish Super Cup.
Granada, who won twice in a row under new coach Aitor Karanka, are four points clear of relegation before visiting Real Betis.
Cadiz is only two points from the danger. Real Madrid host the league champions on Sunday, then play Alaves in the final round in what could be the winner-take-all.
Mallorca must win their last two matches, starting at home against Rayo Vallecano, and hope their opponents lose points.
Alaves has the hardest job of all. The Basque Country club are four points from the safety zone and need to beat Levante and then hope to make it to the last game against Cadiz with their chances alive.
The club said it would pay for tickets and bus rides for about 400 fans to go to Sunday’s game at Levante in Valencia.
Close to the top of the standings, Sevilla still need to wrap up their fourth and last Champions League spot. The fifth-placed team leads Betis with five points before visiting Atletico Madrid.